Rescue Alert of California offers a
premier medical alert system for seniors providing instant access to
medical personnel in a medical or life-threatening emergency.
Heart attacks are one of the leading
causes of death in the United States. Every year, more than a million
people suffer from heart attack, but almost 40% of these cases go
unnoticed. Heart attacks that are portrayed in movies are always the
same, when a person suddenly starts clutching at his chest and falls
to the floor. While this is true with a lot of cases, a heart attack
will not always be as observable as this. Many people think that a
chest pain is only a chest pain, but later on find out that it had
been a minor heart attack. Some people donít even experience chest
pain and instead have the other symptoms of a heart attack. How do
you know that you are having a heart attack? Learn more about the
warning signs plus find out how you can steer away from this silent
killer by staying informed and healthy.
There are a variety of heart attack
symptoms. Some experience only one, while others may have a
combination of a few. The most common symptoms include chest pain,
palpitations, cold sweat, stomach or abdominal pain, sharp pain that
spreads through the shoulders and upper body and loss of balance or
Some people think that the only symptom
of a heart attack is a sharp pain in the chestóas this is always
what is shown in movies. Because of this, many people who suddenly
experience a shortness of breath and abdominal pain think that these
are not serious and delay seeking consultation. But people who are at
risk of a heart attack, especially those with a family history, must
always be careful and watch out for the earliest symptoms of this
Other symptoms may last for a few
minutes before disappearing, while some may appear in sporadic
succession and last for as long as 30 minutes. There are also cases
when people donít experience any symptom at all prior to the heart
attack, which could be scarier than any other symptom.
There are many misconceptions about
what happens right before you have a heart attack. But the key to
getting immediate medical attention is to pay attention to your body
and know all the common signs and symptoms of a heart attack. Whatís
worse that having a heart attack is knowing that someone could have
prevented it from happening. But while identifying the early warnings
of a heart attack could be able to save your life, there are better
ways to prevent it from happening altogether.
For seniors, it might be more difficult
to be active and there is an alternative to always keep safe. Rescue
Alert of California offers a Senior
which provides the user a quick and efficient way to send for
emergency help when needed. A medical alert system consists of a base
unit and either a bracelet or a necklace that the user always wear.
Itís also waterproof so seniors donít have to worry about taking
a bath or having a shower while wearing the medical
Users simply push the help button on their medical alert bracelet or
necklace to summons help through the base unit that is activated
wirelessly. Certified trained responders communicate with the user
through a 2-way communication device.
are now one of the first aid choices of seniors when it comes to
serious illnesses and specific conditions.
In addition to the medical alert
system, Rescue Alert of California offers additional products and
accessories to allow seniors to keep an independent lifestyle.
For further details and information
regarding a medical alert system, please contact a Rescue Alert of
California representative through the companyís website at
or by phone at 888-222-2304.